[civilwarwest] Re: I'm New
- "pam and gary warner" <gpjbwarne-@...> wrote:
> I just found out about this group earlier today. I'm from Ohio andhave been interested in the ACW since 1961 at age 6. I lived in
Richmond Va for 10 years so I've been bombarded by that other theater.
I recently read something that Halleck was at Corinth. I am under the
opinion that he spent the war in D.C. Can anyone shed any light on
>Yes. After Shiloh, Grant was under a shadow of mistrust (as he should
have been -- almost lost that one, no entrenchments, not even with the
army when the battle started) and Halleck came down and took personal
command of the combined armies of Grant and Buell. Halleck made a slow
torturous march from Pittsburg Landing, Where Shiloh was fought to
Corinth, entrenching every night after moving roughly one mile a day.
Some background, I think explains this. The casualties at Shiloh were
horrendous compared to previous battles (I believe they amounted to a
figure greater than the size of the US army in the Mexican war) and
Halleck, as well as the rest of the country, was in shock! Halleck
wanted to take no chances of a repeat -- not on his watch.
Hope that helps.